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Pizzo Leone Trail

What comes to mind when you hear the words 'complete freedom'? We think of grass kissed by the morning dew glistening in the sun; tall peaks with their boundless views; endless trails; dense, shady forests; and brightly coloured flower meadows.

Itinerary for trail runners

This trail starts in Losone and leads through dense forests, climbing quickly to the Corona dei Pinci (1294 m). From there you follow a path along the ridge to Pizzo Leone (1616 m) for few kilometres. It's peppered with multiple views of Lake Maggiore and the Centovalli.

The descent from Pizzo Leone to Rasa is rather technical, the path often covered with leaves in autumn. Water can be hard to come because you’re on a ridge.

On the way back you pass the picturesque villages of Corcapolo and Intragna – the latter has an imposing church tower. The final section is flat and follows the Maggia river – perfect for rounding off this 25 km run. 


Public transport friendly
From Locarno railway station: bus 314 towards Ronco sopra Ascona, Posta. Alight at Losone, Posta.  
Return from Losone: bus 314 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station.


  • Hiking/running boots
  • Sun cap
  • Water-bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream

Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management. The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute: https://www.montagnepulite.ch/en/golden-rules

Alternative routes